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ok op you should use
Windows 98 Unattended Boot & Installation CD 2008 (moded win 98 install cd)

it will make it a lot simpler
it has support for HD's up to 2tb's and supports up to 4gb of ram
and for the most point it installs automatically

it has flash 9 and Firefox and a lot of other things built into it

Thanks but I want to do things the hard way biggrin.gif
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post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by maxextz;12472494 
this is not true.ive done it countless times and never had a problem.

Don't want to take this off topic, but you are mistaken. If an original XP disk is used to attempt an install on a system that has SATA ports enabled on the motherboard, the installation will fail.

The computer will hang on "Verifying Dmi Pool Data" long before XP ever gets the chance to boot.
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Originally Posted by Rust1d?;12472438 
Okay so I got windows 98 installed! My 10 GB HDD was just shot or on its way out at least. So I grabbed my old 60 GB and installed with no problems. It was looking for drivers but I canceled all of that because I would try to install them later. One of the issues I am having is that my linksys ethernet lan card has no driver, so I downloaded it, but have no way to get it onto the system.

Obviously the flash drive did not work and for some reason I cannot see the file I burned on my DVD. So I am trying to figure out how to get drivers onto the system with no internet. The lights blink though when I plug in my lan cable so I am not sure if there is a workaround. It runs pretty fast though which surprises me. any ideas on how to get that driver onto the system? I do not have onboard lan or else I'd use that....


Don't worry, I have upgraded a 486SX2 66Mhz with 4Mb of RAM, DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.1 on a 420MB 3600rpm HDD

to

a Cyrix 5x86 100Mhz with 84MB RAM, Windows 98SE on a 6GB 5400rpm HDD with Office 2000 with Office 2007 compatibility pack and a Linksys ISA Plug and Play LAN card. And Opera too. While keeping the same motherboard biggrin.gif


So, with my expertise, I ask you:

- Just a preliminary question to be sure and avoid further ado: the drivers are compatible with Windows 98, right ?

Assuming yes:

- Can you try to insert another DVD on your drive to see if it is recognized ? something like an installation disk of Windows 7 or one of those DVD's that come with PC magazines. Have you recorded the files to a DVD-RW or a DVD-R ? If RW, try a DVD-R, those are more compatible.

- There are many way to put them inside the PC, but only one is practical right now: disconnect the HDD and put it in your new PC (assuming it still has an IDE header on the Motherboard) and copy the drivers directly in there. Then disconnect and reconnect to the legacy PC.

- If your new motherboard does not have an IDE header, you might try going online by installing a modem (assuming you have a modem and still have a traditional phone line at home), downloading the drivers that way. Most ISP's still have a long forgotten (but still active) dial-up service you can use on a per minute charge on your phone bill. Just phone them for the telephone number you should put on your modem dial configuration (if you have ADSL in your house, don't forget to disconnect all the filters from the socket you connect the modem to.)
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LOL I like the idea of a Windows 98 PC.
I have one with a P3 but I don't have any HDD to spare.
I have 1GB RAM and two Voodoo 2 cards in it:D
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why not just use dosbox

dosbox is more of a crappy emulator! the performance is nowhere near as physical old processor even a 400Mhz Pentium II rolleyes.gif
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If you plan to use the internet with Windows 98. You are screwed... lol.

not so, I rebuilt my pentium 3 machine for kicks and have maximum internet
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modem, lan & wireless, all worked in 98 with firefox [version 2.something]
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not so, I rebuilt my pentium 3 machine for kicks and have maximum internet
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modem, lan & wireless, all worked in 98 with firefox [version 2.something]

Opera has a newer version than Firefox 2 that still works with Windows 98
 
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Originally Posted by xandypx;12473413 
Don't want to take this off topic, but you are mistaken. If an original XP disk is used to attempt an install on a system that has SATA ports enabled on the motherboard, the installation will fail.

The computer will hang on "Verifying Dmi Pool Data" long before XP ever gets the chance to boot.

well ive been using xp till last month with fresh installs starting with an original XP disk then followed by sp2 then sp3 and it works fine.
maybe you should try it.
    
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Originally Posted by maxextz;12474216 
well ive been using xp till last month with fresh installs starting with an original XP disk then followed by sp2 then sp3 and it works fine.
maybe you should try it.

You just made my point, based on your post, your disk is SP-1 or you couldn't go straight to SP-2 without installing SP-1 first. The original XP discs didn't have SP-1. The SP-1 disks shipped later, then SP-2 and SP-3 were downloads from windows update. I'm sure your disk is noted as XP- SP1.
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;12472529 
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i do and
I'm not screwed
you are
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ok op you should use
Windows 98 Unattended Boot & Installation CD 2008 (moded win 98 install cd)

it will make it a lot simpler
it has support for HD's up to 2tb's and supports up to 4gb of ram
and for the most point it installs automatically

it has flash 9 and Firefox and a lot of other things built into it

Seriously man i meant you're in a world of hurt when you connect online with Windows 98. It's a huge target for hackers lol. Just saying.
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